DIY - Fall Edible Container Garden


Enjoy fall veggies with this simple container garden. Perfect for small spaces & patios! This is a freshly planted container. Please be aware that cabbages, collards, kale & cauliflower can grow rather large & will need space. When it gets too cold out for the lettuce, remove the lettuce to allow more room for the larger & hardier greens that will continue growing until spring. 

Full Sun Project

Step 1: Find a spot outside that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. 

Step 2: Choose a large pot that is 20 inches in diameter with drainage holes

Step 3: Fill the container about 3/4 full with Pike's Potting & Container Soil 

Step 4: Mix in 1 cup of Dr. Earth's All Purpose Fertilizer

Step 5: Gently remove plants & place in soil according to diagram

Step 6: Add more soil making sure to fill in the gaps between plants & water well


Care Instructions:
 The green leaf lettuce will fade out as frost approaches. Remove green leaf lettuce when it is too cold; this will also create more space for the cabbages, kale & collards to grow large. Greens need water to grow well. Check soil every 2-3 days, if soil feels dry several inches down, water well. If the soil feels moist, check back the following day. Fertilize monthly with Dr. Earth's All Purpose slow release fertilizer.  

Shopping List

1 - Cilantro 4" - Plant (A)

1 - Kale 4" - Plant (B) 

1 - Collard Green 4" - Plant (C) 

3 - Green leaf lettuce 4" - Plant (D) 

1 - Purple or green cabbage 4" - Plant (E)

1 - Cauliflower 4" - Plant (F)

1 - Thyme 4" - Plant (G)m 

1 - Spinach 4-pack - Plant (H) 

1 - 20-inch pot with drainage holes

1 - Bag Pike's potting & container mix

1 - bag Dr. Earth's All Purpose Fertilizer